Asbestos in my flat

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Monday 27 January 2003 1.33pm
Uh oh!

I just found out that my flat I bought (ex Southwark Council) has asbestos in it - conveniently located next to the big fan that heats the flat.

Anybody know if I can get some cash out of the council to clear it up? Or know anybody who does the clearing up?


Thursday 30 January 2003 7.18pm
call the enivronment dept at the council, they probably won't remove it for you, but they can at least recommed a repuatable company that can remove it. Hope this helps.
Friday 7 February 2003 9.06am
I'd go back to your surveyor, why did he not spot it? as asbestos was widely used in all property years ago, not just council.

You could paint it with emulsion paint - it is the recommended advice if you are unable to move it.

I think the council should pay a proprtion of the cost - because you can get a grant towards loft insulation, new roof, heating, windows etc.,

Why not be able to get a grant towards towards something that could safeguard your health and any other visitor to your property?

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